Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Deck The Halls

DECK THE HALLS
Christmas time seems to hold a certain level of sentimental feelings for most people. For me personally the Christmas ornaments, holiday decorations, wishing for a snowy December night, and the family traditions that comes with the holiday season takes me back to my childhood. Despite the fact that the holiday season can be stressful at times there is something that always seems magical about this time of year; a hopefulness and feeling that the world is a better place then it really is because of what the season represents.  

Growing up Christmas has always been my family’s favorite holiday. When I was younger my family would always go to the Christmas Eve service at church and on the way home we would search for Santa’s sleigh in the sky, to my delight one Christmas morning I woke up to discover sleigh tracks and reindeer footprints in the snow outside my house. It is Christmas memories like this that I hold close to my heart that makes the season special to me. 

Like all families my family has Christmas traditions that have been in practice for many years. The first and my personal favorite Christmas tradition my family practices is making a trip to a Christmas tree lot the day after Thanksgiving to find the perfect Christmas tree and bring it home to be decorated. In my honest opinion there is nothing that will get you in the Holiday spirit like decorating a Christmas tree while drinking hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music! 
What Are Some of Your Favorite Holiday Traditions?

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    1. Thank you! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far!

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  2. Love the tree! It's so pretty! Loved hearing about your traditions!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  3. Yayy!! Can't wait for Christmas!

    http://blondieanchors.com/

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    1. Me either! I am really in the holiday spirit this year!

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  4. I love your Christmas tree! One of my favorite traditions is taking pictures of me putting on the star every year! It is so weird to see the transformation!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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    1. I love the Christmas tradition you practice, it sounds like so much fun!

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  5. I love your Christmas tree, it's absolutely stunning! It's tradition for my family and I to decorate the tree :)

    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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    1. I love decoration a tree, it is the perfect way to start off the Christmas season!

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  6. Awesome blog..
    Can we follow each other via gfc bloglovin and g+?

    http://asweetwoorld.blogspot.com/2013/11/dress-like-fashionista.html

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    1. I would love to follow each other!

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    1. Same, making bows for the different packages can be so much fun!

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  8. Your tree is gorgeous! One of my favorite memories has always been decorating the tree and each member of the family adds their own ornaments.

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    1. I love how each member of your family has their own ornament!

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  9. Such a pretty tree! Perfect shape haha
    atelier zozo

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    1. Haha. Yes, we always have to find the one with the "perfect" shape!

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  10. I haven't put on yet the Christmas decoration, I better start this weekend !! A chic kiss from http://justohana.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. I hope you are having a great holiday season so far :)

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  11. We started the tradition of going to the Christmas tree farm this year. I'll be featuring my pics soon.

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    1. I can't wait to see your pictures! Going to a Christmas tree farm sounds like so much fun!

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  12. I agree 100% decorating the tree gets me in the spirit like nothing else. We are getting our tree tomorrow and I am so excited to decorate it and bring a little cheer inside the house.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Tree shopping will be so much fun! If decorating a Christmas tree doesn't get someone in the holiday spirit, I don't know what will!

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  13. Your tree looks so pretty! And BIG! We haven't bought a real tree in so long and I miss that

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    1. Thanks! I love how real trees smell!

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  14. This is such a feel-good post! Great post. Love the pictures!

    xoxo Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this post! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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  15. Your tree looks absolutely lovely! This is the first year I won't be around my family for the whole month of December, so I am missing a lot of our traditions (like restaurant week and the Victorian Stroll!). I am hoping that they will wait for me to come to town to put up the tree though!

    jess | Quaintrelle

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    1. The Victorian Stroll sounds like so much fun! It sounds like you and your family have some wonderful Christmas traditions!

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  16. I hear also Christmas music while decorating the Christmas tree :) You have a wonderful tree!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment! Listening to Christmas music while decorating a Christmas tree is the best! :)

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  17. oh the tree is so beautiful!:) I love baking traditional Czech Christmas cookies with my grandma!:)

    www.lorietta.cz

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    1. I love Christmas cookies! Especially the ones that are in the shape of Christmas trees, Santa Clause, and such.

      Lauren,
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  18. your tree looks beautiful! I just started decorating my house myself... I can't wait to start making gingerbread houses for my area's swedish celebration!
    xo
    Tara
    shoesillneverhave.blogspot.com

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    1. Making gingerbread houses sounds like so much!

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  19. the Christmas tree is HUGE and beautiful

    Shalay| itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh my, your Christmas tree looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season!

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  21. Love this post! Christmas is my favorite time of year as well, still waiting to pick out our tree though... Yours looks amazing! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful time picking at a tree and decking the halls! Happy Christmas season to you!

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  22. Such a beautiful tree! My family traditions for Christmas include three days of family parties: Christmas Eve at my Grandma's, Christmas Day at my place, and my Grandparent's anniversary party the day after Christmas. I enjoyed reading about your traditions!

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    1. I love all of the traditions your family has, it all sounds like so much fun! I hope you are having a fantastic Christmas season so far!

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